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Favorites of 2015

Posted on Jan 20, 2016
Favorites of 2015

Here’s a place to share the films that moved, entertained, provoked, and delighted you over the past year. If you would like to add your list of favorites from 2015, just email seth@vtiff.org with your name, movie titles, and a picture.

my3   Seth Jarvis

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Duke of Burgundy
  3. Clouds of Sils Maria
  4. Inside Out
  5. Democrats
  6. Merchants of Doubt
  7. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  8. Hard to Be a God
  9. The Revenant
  10. Güeros
  11. Spotlight
  12. Call Me Lucky
  13. Mustang
  14. Rams
  15. Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution
  16. What We Do in the Shadows
  17. Kung FuryThe Duke of Burgundy

Joanna   Joanna Thomas

  1. Timbuktu
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. Joy
  4. Infinitely Polar Bear
  5. Dope
  6. I’ll See You in My Dreams
  7. Goodnight Mommy
  8. Salvation
  9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  10. Love & Mercy
  11. Son of a Gun
  12. Beasts of No Nation
  13. Brooklyn
  14. The Revenant
  15. Amytimbuktu02

talbott   Michael Talbott

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Jauja
  3. Creed
  4. Güeros
  5. Mistress America
  6. Buzzard
  7. Heaven Knows What
  8. Blackhat
  9. P’tit Quinquin
  10. Clouds of Sils Maria
  11. It Follows
  12. Entertainment
  13. The Assassin

Gueros
Lavin   Alexander Clay Lavin
(Ten Worthy Orphans and Fumbles)

Orphans:

  1. Ned Rifle
  2. Lost River
  3. Good Kill
  4. Serena

Fumbles:

  1. Tomorrowland
  2. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  3. Joy
  4. Blackhat
  5. Sicario
  6. Wild Tales

NedRifle

 

SallyB   Sally Ballin

  1. Spotlight
  2. Straight Outta Compton
  3. Trainwreck
  4. Sisters
  5. Bridge of Spies
  6. Taxi

Spotlight
bill_by_kasten   Bill Simmon

  1. Brooklyn
  2. What We Do in the Shadows
  3. It Follows
  4. The Big Short
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  6. Ex Machina
  7. Mr. Holmes
  8. Steve Jobs
  9. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
  10. Adult Beginners
  11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Shadows

Ethan_VTIFF-2   Ethan Murphy

  1. Güeros
  2. Sicario
  3. Louder Than Bombs
  4. Ex Machina
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road
  6. Rams
  7. The Wolfpack

Sicario
zook head shot color   Syndi Zook

  1. Trainwreck
  2. Dope
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. What We Do in the Shadows
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road
  6. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  7. The Duke of Burgundy
  8. Shaun the Sheep
  9. Clouds of Sils Maria
  10. Tangerine
  11. Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Kumiko

Lincoln L. Hayes BU 5x6   Lincoln Hayes

Top Five

  1. The Revenant
  2. Room
  3. Straight Outta Compton
  4. Spotlight
  5. Inside Out

Honorable Mentions

  1. Big Hero Six
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

straight_outta_compton

 

MarkHurne   Mark Hurne

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Revenant
  3. The Look of Silence
  4. The Duke of Burgundy
  5. Hard To Be a God
  6. Clouds of Sils Maria
  7. Taxi
  8. Rams
  9. About Elly
  10. Goodnight Mommy
  11. The Hateful Eight
  12. Ex Machina

Hear Mark talk about his list of favorites on the The First Time Watchers film podcast HERE.

MadMax

 

e1   Eric Ford

  1. What We Do in the Shadows
  2. Turbo Kid
  3. When Marnie Was There
  4. The Wolfpack
  5. It Follows
  6. The Look of Silence
  7. Crumbs
  8. He Never Died
  9. The Martian
  10. Inside Out
  11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  12. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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